bythislove.com is a blog dedicated to personal reflections on the Bible from a follower of Jesus Christ. The reflections are my search for the kind of love Jesus described in John 13:35:
35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
In saying by this Jesus is saying this quality exclusively is the defining mark that distinguishes those around Jesus from those who really do know him. by this means that Jesus is saying: I do not distinguish my followers by their money, influence, social prominence, social media followers or annual budgets. by this means there is a new law, a new covenant at work and if you cannot follow it then you do not know me. It doesn’t matter what other great things you can do. Jesus laid down his life for us. Do not be deceived: there is no other way to be like Jesus than to give your life for others.